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Buyer

Category
*Bee* • Happy
Summary
Buyer
Salary $64800 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience
Location 100n Barranca St, West Covina, CA 91791, USA
Category *Bee* • Happy

Buyer


Description
JOB SUMMARY
The Buyer is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and procuring of products and services.  S/he will support multi-brand locations within North America (US and Canada) and will handle food and packaging categories as assigned by the Purchasing Director/Head. S/he is responsible to purchase items and services of medium to high cost/volume required by the stores and departments/units at the right quantity, right quality, right price, at the right time and the right source.  S/he assists and recommends alternatives for material improvements and developments; studies and evaluates sample products with the assistance of other concerned departments and assists in establishing specification standards for all packaging items for the purpose of improving the company’s, image and profitability.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
SPECIFIC KEY RESULT AREA (KRA):
  • Process purchase requisitions of items and services, ensuring timely and accurate delivery to end users.
  • Utilize basic negotiation techniques; validate cost vs. market
  • Partner effectively and work with cross-functional team for successful product/project launch.
  • Source, select and manage vendors including additional capacity and alternative products or services.
  • Evaluate vendor performance; identify gaps on service level agreements and take action.
  • Maintain updated purchasing canvass sheet on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information.
  • Respond to routine customer inquiries and feedback and provide complete information with added benefits to customer.  Recommend action plans to ensure timely and appropriate resolution.
  • Maintain the current stock level of regular items at all times by:
    • Keeping inventory levels within the safety stock and target quantity levels.
    • Suggesting to stock up or below target quantity levels during foreseen price changes, supply uncertainties and other special cases.
    • Validating computed order quantity based on actual consumption trend or approved forecast.
    • Ensuring that the right ordered quantity is delivered on time, at the designated place and in accordance with specified standards.
  • Monitor that all purchased items are of the right quality and is in accordance with pre-agreed specifications by:
    • Providing specification standards and approved samples or packaging items to the receiving department for their reference and guidance
    • Coordinating with R&D for selected product sampling and analysis of deliveries
    • Evaluating, investigating and answering feedbacks from end-users properly and promptly
    • Giving prompt feedbacks to vendors/suppliers on product quality
  • Monitor that each of the present and future vendors/suppliers will be able to supply 100% of the present and future requirements of the company by:
  • Selecting at least 2 qualified vendors/suppliers  per regular item procured that will conform to the company’s policy on quality, quantity, service and price.
    • Recommending potential vendors/suppliers to Purchasing Director/head by submitting vendor/supplier profiles and assessment reports of plant visits.
  • Monitor that product costs are maintained at its optimum level by:
    • Negotiating for the fairest and most reasonable price of all purchased items.
    • Monitoring price trends based on economic, political, social factors and other reliable price influence indicators
  • Prepare and submit purchase order/requisitions, canvass sheet and quotations (when necessary) for approval of Purchasing Director/Head.
  • Maintain and update logbook and computer records – supplier directory; item files, PO delivery schedules
  • Maintain or enhance the company’s best image in his dealings with the public.
Others
  • Perform other job/task or buyer expertise related assignments in order to develop one’s self and/or share one’s expertise resulting to support work efficiencies & productivity.
  • Handle confidently and skillfully all internal and external communications with all diverse ethnicities, cultures, races.
  • Take initiative and collaborate with experts before making decisions/actions.
  • Attend/participate in meetings, conferences, company events and benchmarking or networking opportunities as needed.
  • with SAP experience, preferred
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Education

Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Management, Economics, or any equivalent related course.

Experience

At least 2 years of experience as a buyer or purchasing function; and/or any equivalent  combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Skills and Essential Traits

  • Core Competencies:  C.A.M.P. requirements
  1. Creating the Business
  2. Advancing Personal Excellence
  3. Managing the Business
  4. Promoting People Processes
  • Essential Traits (as assessed using HR tool)
  1. Self-Motivated
  2. Balance of Authoritative and Collaborative
  3. Persistent
  4. Analytical and has good judgment
  5. Effective Enforcing
  6. Enlists Cooperation
  7. Effective Communication (oral & in writing) and Interpersonal Skills
  8. People Oriented
  9. Numerical and Arithmetic Aptitude
  10. Handling Conflict
  11. Pressure Tolerance and Stress Tolerance
  12. Negotiation Skills
  13. Takes Initiative
  14. Innovation/Creativity and Resourcefulness
  15. Speed of accurate service
  16. Team player
  17. Adaptable/Flexible
  18. Coaching
  19. Precision/Accuracy & attention to details
  20. Benchmarking, Networking and Research Learning (for market/trend awareness) affecting cost, quality and availability of assigned items
  • Behavioral Attributes (live the core values of the organization):
  1. Customer Focus
  2. Speed with Excellence
  3. Humility to listen and learn
  4. Honesty and Integrity
  5. Spirit of Family and Fun
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties as necessary i.e.  making copies, filing, expenses reimbursement, etc.
  • Prepare department plans, objectives, goals, strategies and measures; performance goals and standards.
Other Qualifications
  • Computer Literacy:  Must be at least proficient if not achieved mastery in the essential MS Applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Physical Effort/Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:
    • stand/walk occasionally on the scheduled work shift.
    • lift, reach, pull, push, grasp and use hands occasionally.
    • bend and/or squat down occasionally on the scheduled shift.
    • climb, stoop and/or kneel rarely.
    • lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
    • need to see well enough to differentiate product quality parameters, read/compose email, reports, use the computer and be proactive to customers’ feedback affecting quality of service.
    • need to speak and hear well enough to give/receive instructions, feedback and communicate with employees, customers and partners/vendors/suppliers.
    • be required to work irregular hours or varying work shifts schedules as necessary at work.
    • be required to visit stores (occasionally); supplier’s plants.
    • be required to travel (field work) for sourcing, supplier accreditation; purchases and general exposure (i.e. business immersion, etc.).
  • Mental Ability/Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:
    • be required to perform standardized/adaptive arithmetical computations and pricing analysis, negotiations, scheduling and monitoring of stocks’ movement, creativity and innovations.
  • Work Environment:  Work is performed indoors and outdoors in various reasonable weather conditions and varied climates.
    • Tensions and pressures may arise in meeting deadlines and goals.  It may range from moderate to heavy (occasionally).

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  The duties, responsibilities may differ from the job description, and that the other duties as assigned, may be part of the job.

If the position requires a college/university degree, it must have been issued by an educational institution accredited by the United States Department of Education.  Any degree issued by educational institution outside the United States must include documentation validating the equivalency of the degree to the same degree in the United States to be considered acceptable for this company’s purposes.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities maybe requested by calling (626) 369-7118 at least five (5) working days in advance of the scheduled examination/assessment date(s).

This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
JOB SUMMARY
The Buyer is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and procuring of products and services.  S/he will support multi-brand locations within North America (US and Canada) and will handle food and packaging categories as assigned by the Purchasing Director/Head. S/he is responsible to purchase items and services of medium to high cost/volume required by the stores and departments/units at the right quantity, right quality, right price, at the right time and the right source.  S/he assists and recommends alternatives for material improvements and developments; studies and evaluates sample products with the assistance of other concerned departments and assists in establishing specification standards for all packaging items for the purpose of improving the company’s, image and profitability.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
SPECIFIC KEY RESULT AREA (KRA):
  • Process purchase requisitions of items and services, ensuring timely and accurate delivery to end users.
  • Utilize basic negotiation techniques; validate cost vs. market
  • Partner effectively and work with cross-functional team for successful product/project launch.
  • Source, select and manage vendors including additional capacity and alternative products or services.
  • Evaluate vendor performance; identify gaps on service level agreements and take action.
  • Maintain updated purchasing canvass sheet on pricing and vendors to ensure immediate and accurate access to information.
  • Respond to routine customer inquiries and feedback and provide complete information with added benefits to customer.  Recommend action plans to ensure timely and appropriate resolution.
  • Maintain the current stock level of regular items at all times by:
    • Keeping inventory levels within the safety stock and target quantity levels.
    • Suggesting to stock up or below target quantity levels during foreseen price changes, supply uncertainties and other special cases.
    • Validating computed order quantity based on actual consumption trend or approved forecast.
    • Ensuring that the right ordered quantity is delivered on time, at the designated place and in accordance with specified standards.
  • Monitor that all purchased items are of the right quality and is in accordance with pre-agreed specifications by:
    • Providing specification standards and approved samples or packaging items to the receiving department for their reference and guidance
    • Coordinating with R&D for selected product sampling and analysis of deliveries
    • Evaluating, investigating and answering feedbacks from end-users properly and promptly
    • Giving prompt feedbacks to vendors/suppliers on product quality
  • Monitor that each of the present and future vendors/suppliers will be able to supply 100% of the present and future requirements of the company by:
  • Selecting at least 2 qualified vendors/suppliers  per regular item procured that will conform to the company’s policy on quality, quantity, service and price.
    • Recommending potential vendors/suppliers to Purchasing Director/head by submitting vendor/supplier profiles and assessment reports of plant visits.
  • Monitor that product costs are maintained at its optimum level by:
    • Negotiating for the fairest and most reasonable price of all purchased items.
    • Monitoring price trends based on economic, political, social factors and other reliable price influence indicators
  • Prepare and submit purchase order/requisitions, canvass sheet and quotations (when necessary) for approval of Purchasing Director/Head.
  • Maintain and update logbook and computer records – supplier directory; item files, PO delivery schedules
  • Maintain or enhance the company’s best image in his dealings with the public.
Others
  • Perform other job/task or buyer expertise related assignments in order to develop one’s self and/or share one’s expertise resulting to support work efficiencies & productivity.
  • Handle confidently and skillfully all internal and external communications with all diverse ethnicities, cultures, races.
  • Take initiative and collaborate with experts before making decisions/actions.
  • Attend/participate in meetings, conferences, company events and benchmarking or networking opportunities as needed.
  • with SAP experience, preferred
JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Education

Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Management, Economics, or any equivalent related course.

Experience

At least 2 years of experience as a buyer or purchasing function; and/or any equivalent  combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Skills and Essential Traits

  • Core Competencies:  C.A.M.P. requirements
  1. Creating the Business
  2. Advancing Personal Excellence
  3. Managing the Business
  4. Promoting People Processes
  • Essential Traits (as assessed using HR tool)
  1. Self-Motivated
  2. Balance of Authoritative and Collaborative
  3. Persistent
  4. Analytical and has good judgment
  5. Effective Enforcing
  6. Enlists Cooperation
  7. Effective Communication (oral & in writing) and Interpersonal Skills
  8. People Oriented
  9. Numerical and Arithmetic Aptitude
  10. Handling Conflict
  11. Pressure Tolerance and Stress Tolerance
  12. Negotiation Skills
  13. Takes Initiative
  14. Innovation/Creativity and Resourcefulness
  15. Speed of accurate service
  16. Team player
  17. Adaptable/Flexible
  18. Coaching
  19. Precision/Accuracy & attention to details
  20. Benchmarking, Networking and Research Learning (for market/trend awareness) affecting cost, quality and availability of assigned items
  • Behavioral Attributes (live the core values of the organization):
  1. Customer Focus
  2. Speed with Excellence
  3. Humility to listen and learn
  4. Honesty and Integrity
  5. Spirit of Family and Fun
Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative duties as necessary i.e.  making copies, filing, expenses reimbursement, etc.
  • Prepare department plans, objectives, goals, strategies and measures; performance goals and standards.
Other Qualifications
  • Computer Literacy:  Must be at least proficient if not achieved mastery in the essential MS Applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Physical Effort/Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:
    • stand/walk occasionally on the scheduled work shift.
    • lift, reach, pull, push, grasp and use hands occasionally.
    • bend and/or squat down occasionally on the scheduled shift.
    • climb, stoop and/or kneel rarely.
    • lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
    • need to see well enough to differentiate product quality parameters, read/compose email, reports, use the computer and be proactive to customers’ feedback affecting quality of service.
    • need to speak and hear well enough to give/receive instructions, feedback and communicate with employees, customers and partners/vendors/suppliers.
    • be required to work irregular hours or varying work shifts schedules as necessary at work.
    • be required to visit stores (occasionally); supplier’s plants.
    • be required to travel (field work) for sourcing, supplier accreditation; purchases and general exposure (i.e. business immersion, etc.).
  • Mental Ability/Requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee will:
    • be required to perform standardized/adaptive arithmetical computations and pricing analysis, negotiations, scheduling and monitoring of stocks’ movement, creativity and innovations.
  • Work Environment:  Work is performed indoors and outdoors in various reasonable weather conditions and varied climates.
    • Tensions and pressures may arise in meeting deadlines and goals.  It may range from moderate to heavy (occasionally).

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  The duties, responsibilities may differ from the job description, and that the other duties as assigned, may be part of the job.

If the position requires a college/university degree, it must have been issued by an educational institution accredited by the United States Department of Education.  Any degree issued by educational institution outside the United States must include documentation validating the equivalency of the degree to the same degree in the United States to be considered acceptable for this company’s purposes.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities maybe requested by calling (626) 369-7118 at least five (5) working days in advance of the scheduled examination/assessment date(s).

This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Details
Salary $64800 / Year
Schedule Full Time
Experience Minimum 2 years of experience
Location 100n Barranca St, West Covina, CA 91791, USA
Category *Bee* • Happy

Skills
Microsoft Office
Purchasing
buyer
Negotiation
Business Management
Economics
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100n Barranca St, West Covina, CA 91791, USA